Bieres de Chimay in Baileux, Belgium. The story on the back lets you know this is a Trappist ale and gives you a little insight as to what that means. You can read the story below. The 330 mL bottle is stubby with the name of the Abbey stamped into the glass. The label is yellow and brown which distinguishes it from its Red and Blue brothers. I think they call this one White. Pretty cool they used the American Flag colors.
"So you've done 1100 or more beer reviews and never had Chimay?" That's correct. Just never got around to it. Could you try to act a little less superior and condescending? Cool.
Fluffy head. Yeasty aroma with plenty of fruity peach and orange and spice as well. Creamy start. Much more bitter and hoppy than I anticipated. Some fruity pear, apple and orange flavors come next, though they are not so powerful. Yeast is apparent; spicy black pepper too.
The carbonation is big and along with the 8% alcohol, you will get quick the little tag-team kick in the palate. Lemony, citric finish and dry aftertaste. A good beer. I'd have liked a little sweeter balance. Enjoyable though I will stick my neck out and say I felt a bit let down by my expectations.